Business of Hockey

Can the NHL benefit from the NFL and NBA lockouts?

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WIth the NFL & NBA currently locked out, the NHL could have the major league sports landscape to itself after the World Series. Is this a golden opportunity?

The Atlanta-to-Winnipeg move raises more questions than it answers

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The Atlanta-Winnipeg situation is apparently resolved. However, there seem to be fewer answers to the question of where to play going forward.

Mr. Bettman pays a visit to Tampa

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman visits the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here's a run down of what Mr. Bettman did and didn't talk about.

Question of the Week: The Message Behind the Jersey Makeover

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Raw Charge question of the week: What is the message behind the Lightning jersey makeover? Raw Charge polls bloggers from around the bolt-o-sphere for their take on the Lightning jersey change

Ilitch attempts a staff shuffling in order to keep Yzerman

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Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has reportedly attempted to push Ken Holland up to team president in order to keep Steve Yzerman -- and promote him to Red Wings general manager.

Esposito is not a front office cure-all for Lightning

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Lightning founder Phil Esposito's name is invoked by long time Lightning fans every time there is an issue with the franchise. While people love Phil in TB, it's not wise to bring Esposito back.

Off Topic: Tom Wilson rides again

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In an off-topic hat tip to the past, we make mention of former Palace Sports and Entertainment CEO Tom Wilson's new job.

Jeffrey Vinik Takes Charge

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Jeffrey Vinik has formally agreed to purchase the Tampa Bay Lightning from OK Hockey Group LLC

Control of the Lightning and Vincent Lecavalier future

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Vincent Lecavalier's name keeps popping up, tied to the potential sale of the Lightning to Jeffrey Vinik. Trade speculation is healthy, but trade speculation that is tied to a team's sale to make...

Report: NHL negotiating sale of Lightning to hedge fund manager

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Reports from The Hockey News suggest Jeffery Vinik is negotiating with the NHL to buy the Lightning.

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